Rock Ledge Ranch has become one of our favorite locations to photograph engagement sessions, families and seniors. It is an easy to find location, provides many different styles and looks all the while being an easy walk from one spot to the next. It also handles the seasons really well, being attractive in both summer and winter. For this couple it was perfect, just the right combination of field, grass, trees and red rock. This was also an extra green year since it had rained almost everyday that may - at least the days we tried to get out and take pictures - which made for a lot of rescheduling. These two had turned the night into a date, and were having a lot of fun. Men don't often get overly excited about their photos, but this one did. By the end of the night he really appreciated they we actually made him look good. While we both think he is a handsome fellow without our help, it is so nice to be able to capture people in a way that they enjoy and appreciate. We created this shot because we both really liked the curve of the tree and how it formed an arch around them. By going wide and taking in the size of the tree it actually makes the arch more pronounced. Using f5 gave us a better depth of field for the whole scene and kept the foreground grass in a nice focus as well as the tree behind them.
Location: 3105 Gateway Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80804.